Eastern Oregon University

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School Overview

Eastern Oregon University, also known as EOU, is a four-year university that resides in La Grande, Oregon. As a member of the Oregon University System, EOU one of seven universities funded by the State of Oregon and offers both bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.

La Grande, Oregon is conveniently located in the Blue Mountain area, just a few hours from several key cities. To can travel to La Grande from Portland, Oregon in about four hours; Boise, Idaho in three; Seattle, Washington in five; and Spokane, Washington in four. EOU has about 1,650 on-campus students and nearly 2,100 students when includes those enrolled in the University’s distance education programs.

There are 26 buildings on EOU’s campus. Four of them are co-ed housing units: Alikut Hall, Daugherty Hall, Hunt Hall and North Hall. The National Register of Historic Places lists EOU’s administration building, Inlow Hall, as a site worthy of preservation.

Eastern Oregon University is made up of three colleges: College of Arts & Sciences, College of Business, and College of Education. Programs offered through these colleges include various bachelor’s degrees as well as Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Arts in Teaching, and Master of Education degrees. Gresham, Oregon is home to a secondary EOU campus where students can participate in live business and elementary education programs. Other popular areas of study at EOU include agricultural science, dental hygiene, military science, and nursing, along with eight distance education programs students can use to get a degree.

General Information

Admission Office

One University Boulevard

Inlow Hall, Room 101

La Grande, OR 97850

(541) 962-3393

(800) 452-8639

Fax: (541) 962-3418

Contact: Michael Dannells

Director of Admissions
Main Address

One University Boulevard

La Grande, OR 97850

(541) 962-3672


Total undergrads: 3,127

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 350

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,823

Graduate enrollment: 539


Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: $50
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 39%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 58%

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agricultural Business B
Agricultural Economics B
Agronomy/Crop Science B
Range Science/Management B
Soil Science and Agronomy B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Web/Multimedia Design B


ESL Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
German Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Nursing (RN) B
Nursing – Preoperative/Surgical B
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technology B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Prepharmacy B
Preveterinary Medicine B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Natural Resources & Conservation – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Security & Protective Services

Fire Services Administration B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Eastern Oregon University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (541) 962-3672
Website: www.eou.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online: www.eou.edu/admissions/apply/
Address: One University Blvd, La Grande, OR 97850
Setting: Town: Remote
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 2,978
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 31%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 991 (33% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $8,679
Out-of-state Tuition: $20,739
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 98%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,349

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Eastern Oregon University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Eastern Oregon University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 2122
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 21
Education 4232
English Language and Literature/Letters 12
Health Professions and Related Programs 1
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 2
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 2
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 2
Social Sciences 3
Visual and Performing Arts 3
Grand total 83316

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Eastern Oregon University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $8,679
Out-of-state $20,739
Books and supplies $1,425

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $14,448
Out-of-state $17,814

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 307 98%
Grant or scholarship aid 297 95% $5,349
Student loan aid 180 57% $6,096

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,823 67% $6,203
Federal student loans 1,360 50% $7,228

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Eastern Oregon University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Eastern Oregon University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2019

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,014 417 597
Percent admitted 100% 96% 99%
Percent admitted who enrolled 32% 34% 30%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Eastern Oregon University Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 2,978
Undergraduate enrollment 2,744
Graduate enrollment 234

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Eastern Oregon University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Specialized institution accreditations:

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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